I bought the Uncharted: the Nathan Drake Collection on Amazon. Today I finally got it and I have a feeling that is has been used. Can I check somewhere if the disc is really new? It's the special edition and I am not sure if that one comes with foil.

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    What do you mean comes with foil?
    – Vemonus
    Jan 30, 2017 at 15:25
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    Does it honestly matter if it is used? As long as the game disk is clean and relatively scratch free it shouldn't matter, unless it is one of those games with DLC codes, which the Nathan Drake Collection doesn't I believe.
    – Ramirez
    Jan 30, 2017 at 15:26
  • @Vemonus I assume the OP meant the plastic wrap that is usually wrapped around a new physical games box. Some exceptions to this are usually special edition games such as Halo Wars Limited edition, which came in a tin-like case and I believe no plastic wrap.
    – Timmy Jim
    Jan 30, 2017 at 15:40
  • @Jeremy I would check to see if you did order the game as new then, because Amazon always gives you the option to select from new and pre-owned games when you purchase something. If you selected pre-owned you may not be able to do anything about it since about 95% of the the pre-owned sellers are third parties not directly associated with Amazon.
    – Ramirez
    Jan 30, 2017 at 16:27
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    So finally got almost the price difference back. Thanks to everbody who tried to help somehow!
    – Jeremy
    Jan 31, 2017 at 15:06

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You can't really check if a game has already been used, because if the user handles the disc with care there will be no visible change. You could check if the disc has scratches or fingerprints on it, but there is no other way to tell.

I have the EU special edition of Uncharted 4 and it wasn't wrapped in foil, but the outer box was closed with a round bit of tape if I remember correctly. The steelbook with the game was wrapped in foil though. I don't know if it's the same for the special edition of the Nathan Drake Collection though.

If a game comes with a DLC code, you should enter the code in the Playstation store to check if it is still valid. You don't need to redeem the code to check if it's valid if you cancel after entering the code but before redeeming it.

If the disc and package show no signs of use and the DLC has not been redeemed it wouldn't make a difference if someone had used it anyway.


While Amazon is likely to process an RMA at no charge to you if you submit one, it doesn't really matter if it's used or not (so long as everything is present and, in the case of software with an unlock key/bonus key, the key is unused). If everything is present, the disc works, all warranties and return policies are the same, and nothing is damaged, all that the repacked software is going to do is serve as a guarantee it's worked at some point.


Discs are read only so the simple answer is you cant

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